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as pennsylvania. government offices have been closed, and most federal employees will not be reporting for work. that does not include emergency personnel. they will have their hands full. the president has promised the governors and mayors that he will work to cut through rotate to make sure that people get help there need -- a need after sandy strikes. the director of fema has been urging people to listen to local officials when it comes to any evacuation orders. >> thank you. you can track hurricane sandy's movements on our radar. you can see the satellite images. find all of that at wbaltv.com. officials are telling maryland residents to prepare for losing power for a while. >> crews are working to restore 700 outages in maryland, including more than 400 of them in baltimore city. more than 100 in baltimore county. officials say more than 3000 workers will be available in the coming days, ready to help restore the power. to report any power outages, call them at this number -- >> what is happening in baltimore city? let's check in with tim. he is outside of the giant. are you doing some sho
government is closed. all nonessential employees should stay home. most major governments are also closed in maryland, virginia and d.c. metro shut down all rail and bus service for the first time since '03. mart also closed. amtrak service also shut down today. you can find a complete list of closings running at the bottom of your screen and online at nbcwashington.com. >> all of this is in anticipation of hurricane sandy and what she will bring and really also to many places inland for hundreds of miles because this is such a monster storm. >> all right, let's check in with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kieran. >> sandy has taken the dreaded left-hand turn, i'm afraid. now it is beginning to take this left-hand turn and come closer. the radar, you can only see about 100 miles off, and the curvature of the earth allows us not to see any further than that. here's the latest track for sandy. we'll get an update here at 8:00. but it's probably not going to change much because we're getting a much better and closer view of what sandy may be doing when it comes ashore. it is narrowing, now,
need to call bge. as you might imagine, government agencies are paying special attention to sandy. >> hallie jackson has a look at what is happening in d.c. with the federal government. >> president obama has signed an emergency declaration for here in d.c., where, as you can see, like rain is coming down very we're seeing a little bit of a breeze into the trees, but nothing like what ava is dealing with in ocean city. the streets may stay kind of quiet, since many federal employees will not be reporting to work today. government offices are close to the comic. -- closed to the public. this does not include emergency personnel. they will have their hands full today. president obama signed an emergency declaration, not just for d.c., but for maryland and all the way up to massachusetts. he has promised governors and mayors to cut through red tape to get them the help they need. the federal emergency management agency is working out in the clock. i know that you have seen the director of fema on television talking about the importance of listening to local officials and if you are t
to the huge military presence around norfolk, a lot of government tax dollars flow into the state. but, like a loet of the nation, virginia has experienced huge ethnic shifts. a restaurant owner, an indian immigrant, will vote for obama. >> after this past monday's presidential debate i turned off the tv and i did not list en to anything. and then it became very clear, you know, that overall we are better off now than we were in 2008 at this time. >> one of the places that turned virginia from a solidly red state into what some call a purple state is henrico county with richmond at its center, where republicans used to call an easy win. that all changed in 2008. the question is, his that chang permanent? richmond has a lot of african-american and democratic leaning population. the suburbs mostly white and republican. >> in the polling we've seen that almost a third of voters are considering themselves independent. in some polls we actually see that there are more independent than democrats or republicans. >> places like it are a huge target of opportunity for the candidates. voters here, tho
government's response been like so far? >> federal government's response has been great. i was on the phone at midnight again last night with the president personally. he has expedited the designation of new jersey as a major disaster area. i was on the phone with fema at 2:00 a.m. this morning to answer the questions they needed answers to get that designation, and the president has been outstanding in this, and so the folks of fema, craig fugate and his folks have been excellent >> i know you took exception with the handling of this situation by the mayor of atlantic city, lorenzo langford. you were very upset that he didn't evacuate that city or all of that city and instead offered some people shelter in some city shelters, and you said that he was a rogue mayor and said, quote, i don't have a feud with the guy, but i wish he would do his job. a little time has passed between those comments and right now, the emotional level has come down. do you still feel that way? >> listen, the fact of the matter is i feel badly for the folks in atlantic city who listened to him and sheltered in atla
statistics is this a possibility. they said it is a possibility the government is shut down today. it's likely to be shut down tomorrow. i don't think a final decision has been made how much of the government will be shut down tomorrow. while they have all of the data in the way the jobs survey works, they don't necessarily have the employees or the staff to process it and have the reports ready to go in time. that said, they are also pushing back on this notion that it will be delayed for sure. look it depends on how easily staff can get in, can get the job done, their goal is still to release it at 8:30 a.m. eastern time on friday morning but it's just one of the many little things that have totally been thrown off. we have romney cancelling all of his events after a davenport event today, the rest of today and tomorrow. no campaign events at all for romney or paul ryan. the president already did that. he of course woke up this morning in orlando but decided not to attend the campaign event woe do there with bill clinton. he came back here. got his update. we'll get the update from
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warned to stay indoors. >>> a human rights group said syrian rebels killed 28 government troops today in a town that straddles the country's main north/south highway. five rebels were killed in the attack. syrian forces also shelled a town near the turkish border. fighting has escalated dramatically since the failed cease-fire monday. >>> the ameridose drug company is recalling all of the products after they were told they must improve their testing process. it is the sister company to the massachusetts pharmacy whose drugs have been implicated in that deadly meningitis outbreak. ameridose is a major supplier of injectable drugs to hospitals nationwide. they stress the fda did not identify any impurities in its products and that the recall is out of p an abundance of cautio. >>> bionic man zach botter is going to attempt to climb the stairs. he lost his leg in a motorcycle accident will now use an experimental prosthetic leg that is controlled by his mind. that's something. it is now six minutes after the hour, we are rooting for him. we'll be following, maybe even tweet about it if w
government report has 338 cases of meningitis nationwide, and 25 deaths. >>> senate majority leader harry reid is in good condition this morning after a car accident. reid was in a six-car chain reaction car crash in las vegas friday. the senator suffered some bumps and bruises. he was treated and released from a hospital as were some of his staff members. overseas now, 15-year-old activist malala yousafzai will return to pakistan, her father says. the family has been reunited in a birmingham, england, hospital. malala is expected to recover from gunshot wounds after an assassination attempt in pakistan two weeks ago. back here in the states, lady liberty is getting her crown back in a ground reopening tomorrow morning, weather permitting. time lapse photography shows the year-long construction that will be finished in time for the lady's 126th birthday. visitors will climb a new set of stairs inside a newly air conditioned statue to reach the crown. now back to lester, andrea and dylan. there is a little bit of drama. lady liberty has her new crown, just got a nip and tuck, but she says
contractor. he insists the government database is wrong. >> i am licensed. >> when he checked there was no license online for you or your company. >> i'll shoal you otherwise. >> reporter: said he'll show investigators proof the next day but didn't. >> do you have a business card? >> reporter: many contractors do play by the rules. frank checked this one on the roof. fully licensed. >> i'm glad somebody showed up to check my credentials, verify i'm licensed. >> reporter: what do you make of the unlicensed contractors? >> stick it to them. >> reporter: officials say some unlicensed contractors even walk down the street going door to door luring you in with low, low prices, and when your front yard looks like this or actually any of the homes on this block, you're desperate. how do you say no? >> it hurts. i am really in the hole. >> reporter: dorothy o'brien got a flier in her door in august for tree repair from this man, eric moyer. she says she paid him $1,600 in cash up front, but he never did the job. >> they were only here one day. they never came back again. >> reporter:
storm in 1953 which drowned thousands, the government built an extensive series of storm surge barriers. >> if we had the barriers in place during hurricane sandy, we would have had no damage at all. >> this animation produced by a dutch company shows what a barrier in new york harbor might look like. if a surge was coming, 25 foot high gates would drop. and then they would swing shut to block the water until the danger had passed. >> the surge is completely blocked by the system. >> reporter: but his idea would require years of study and cost $15 billion. just about a third of the estimated cost of rebuilding after sandy. lester, other countries are doing major infrastructure projects as part of national security. china is putting in about 10,000 miles of high speed railway, turkey, istanbul. it is possible. the united states can do this. we're just spending our money on other things. >> so going to spark the conversation. richard, thanks. >> hopefully this is part of the debate. >> still to come, we'll take you inside a hurricane war room. this is home depot. we'll see how they and th
government. no bureaucracy, no red tape, get resources where they are needed as fast as possible. >> reporter: mitt romney also suspended campaigning tuesday but still traveled to the battleground state of ohio to encourage donations to the red cross. >> i appreciate the fact that people right here in dayton got up this morning, some went to the grocery store i see and purchased some things that these families will need. >> reporter: governor romney is back campaigning today holding three rallies across florida. but the president remains in disaster response mode. he'll survey storm damage with new jersey's republican governor chris christ yeempt among issues christie plans to bring up, how to build a more weatherproof jersey shore. >> one of the things i'll be talking to the president about tomorrow is bringy the army corps in immediately to talk to us about how's the best way to rebuild the jersey shore. >> reporter: despite election day on the horizon, christie didn't seem very concerned about how his state would hold an election. >> i don't give a damn about election day. it doesn't matte
. >>> a human rights group said syrian rebels killed 28 government troops today in a town that straddles the town's highway. fighting has escalated dramatically since a failed cease-fire monday. >>> a drug company is recalling all of its products after the firm must approve its testing process. it is the sister company to the massachusetts pharmacy whose drugs have been implicated in that deadly meningitis outbreak. it sent injectable drugs to hospitals nationwide. the recall is out of an abundance of caution. >>> bionic man zach lauter is ready to make history sunday when he attempts to climb 2,109 stairs to the top of chicago's willis tower. he lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident, will now use an experimental prosthetic leg that is controlled by his mind. that's something. >>> it is now six minutes after the hour. we'll follow, maybe even tweet about it if we get some power around here, al. >> that's fantastic. >> like science fiction. thank you so much. let's see what we've got for you as far as your weather is concerned. today, remnants of sandy right now up into canada, spin
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